The keynote speaker was D. Joshua Taylor, president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and on-air talent for Genealogy Roadshow and Who Do You Think You Are? I had not heard Josh speak in person before, so that was a real treat. The conference was also an opportunity to meet up with my fellow bloggers, Jenna Mills of Desperately Seeking Surnames, Diana Ritchie of Random Relatives. Also part of the "Genealogy Girls Gone Wild" weekend were Beth Foulk (Genealogy Decoded) and Diana's friend, Nancy Knight. I also got to spend a few minutes catching up with Kathleen Brandt of A3 Genealogy, another researcher on Who Do You Think You Are?
|Josh Taylor shares some "behind the scenes"|
stories of genealogy on TV
|It's always a treat when you find something in the book sale that relates to your family.|
My Revolutionary War ancestor, Johannes Bellinger,
is included in this volume I found on Early Families of Herkimer County New York.
The highlight of the weekend was hanging out with my friends and talking genealogy.
|Me and Diana Ritchie|
I still don't have that "selfie" thing quite figured out!
|Jenna Mills - probably Tweeting about the conference|
|Diana, Nancy and Me|
Diana and I were winners in the prize drawings.
Apparently I didn't understand the "rules" so I dropped my ticket in any old basket I found.
So my prize was donated to the library of my local society.
Photo (c) Jenna Mills 2014
|After enjoying a wonderful meal with friends,|
overlooking the Missouri River at sunset.
|Coming Up in 2015!|
Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
will be the featured speaker next year.
I'll be there!
Sometimes I don't always make it to the conferences I register for, but when I do, it's well worth it! I'll be making two trips to Missouri next year - for the NGS conference in May and the MoSGA conference in August.